by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,238thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,389thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,341st
The Colony of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Axolotls suck
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.534 billion

CurrencyDead Axolotl
AnimalAttack Helicopter

The Colony of Shootlandia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, public floggings, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.534 billion Shootlandians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 71.4%.

The strong Shootlandian economy, worth 116 trillion Dead Axolotls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 75,699 Dead Axolotls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Shootlandia, elected officials often serve for decades in a single term, and more sidewalk is dedicated to animals than people. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shootlandia's national animal is the Attack Helicopter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shootlandia is ranked 239,996th in the world and 6,053rd in the Rejected Realms for Most Avoided, scoring 1.22 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,238thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,389thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,341stTop
Most Influential: 14,813thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,956thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27,000th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 178th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 267th in the regionMost Influential: 268th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 292nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 445th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 586th in the regionLargest Governments: 654th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 669th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 674th in the region

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